Football Association of Malawi (FAM) incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu has vehemently denied all allegations of wrong-doing following claims of massive fraud detected at sugar giant Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited.
In an earlier report, Nyasa Times indicated that two officers were called for an internal hearing last week and have been suspended from work until the company makes a final decision within 10 days of the hearing.
Nyamilandu and Illovo national sales manager Peter Mtokale were reportedly implicated
But the FAM president who is also Illovo’s assistant general manager (Marketing) has rebutted his link to the allegations.
He said reports that he is implicated are “false, malicious and unfounded.”
Nyamilandu said the reports implicating him were “manufactured and circulated by people in dirty campaign” to tarnish his image as he seeks for a fourth term at FAM elections next Saturday.
The FAM boss said he would fight to defend his “integrity.”
Irene Phalula, spokesman of Illovo, confirmed investigations into suspected fraud were indeed instituted but did not give further details.
But she said allegations against Nyamilandu were without foundation.